China Mobile and China Broadcasting Network (CBN) have worked out the terms of a 700 MHz 5G implementation plan, with the operator to control base station prices and first of all own 100% of the shared network, China’s telecom news site. CCIDCOM reported. The operator will deploy 200,000 base stations at 700 MHz this year and 280,000 in 2022. CBN will be guilty of building the core fiber optic and 5G networks, as well as switching centers and across China. The deal, announced on September 10, gives the national cable operator the opportunity to buy back 50% of the wireless network assets and pay China Mobile a user payment at a negotiated rate. In July, it awarded a CNY 38 billion ($5. 9 billion) wireless contract to Huawei, ZTE, Datang Mobile, Ericsson and Shanghai Nokia Bell, CCIDCOM reported. China Mobile and CDN signed an 11-year two-phase network structure and sharing agreement in January for 700 MHz and 2. 6 GHz spectrum. Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Prior to joining GSMA, Joseph was editor-in-chief of Telecom Asia Group for over a decade. In addition to writing articles, news and blogs, he. . . Read more One of the Indian operators supports the objectives of the TRAI network TPG Telecom asks Ericsson for the 5G SA core SmarTone records profits and warns of difficult prospects Featured video: MWC21 Barcelona – Conclusion Featured Video: Keynote Address via Elon Musk Featured video: MWC21 Barcelona – Highlights of Day 2 © 2021 GSM Association. The gsma, mobile world live, mwc barcelona, mwc los angeles and mwc shanghai terms and logos are registered by the GSM Association